Wirksworth Colts Athletic U12s

Cup Final - Matlock Town Football Club - May 2010
Cup Final - Matlock Town Football Club - May 2010

About Our Team

Managed by Pete Lansley (since 2006) and Lyndon Smith (since 2007)

The majority of our players started at U8's level, and have stayed loyal to the team right upto the present day, making a tight knit group both on and off the pitch. As we moved to 9 a-side for the 2009-2010 season and to 11 a-side for the 2010-2011 season, we have added players keen to become part of this friendly and great bunch of kids and now have a squad of 16 players.

The Managers have encouraged the boys to play football as it should be played, with the ball on the ground not in the clouds, and to be played fairly, with respect for others, always to try your best and keep your heads held high , no matter of the outcome of the game. This has been rewarded by receiving the Rowsley League "Sportsmanship" award twice out of the 4 seasons played, an outstanding achievment by the team demonstrating their attitude to playing.

Last season, the team were runners up in both the league and cup for the 9 a-side division showing how much they have improved since the days of U8's.

Parents can play a massive role in the well being of a boys football team and we have a great bunch of parents too ,who offer help and support on and off the pitch, and our thanks go to those who attend, support and contribute on matchday activities to make things run smoothly.